Almost a year down the line, but still, quite a number of devices are yet to see an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. With Android 7.0 Nougat now the talk of the town, it seems even more unlikely for some of these devices to receive this 6th version of Android OS.
Android Marshmallow has already hit newer devices that hail as flagships. The likes of Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony, Motorola, and many other OEMs have been updating their high-end models released as from 2014 onwards. Still, most of them have also been doing their part when it comes to capable mid-rangers.
Samsung leads the way in terms of smartphone shipping across the globe. The tech giant has seen the likes of Galaxy S6 series, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5 handsets receive the Marshmallow treat. In addition to these, the likes of Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 also joined the party a few weeks ago and the story is also the same for the likes of Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 handsets.
If you rock any of the 2015’s Samsung Galaxy A5 or Galaxy A7, there is still room for you to update your handset to the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The update is an official version and comes as an OTA. Although both handsets started receiving the update for versions in Europe, it has been slowly spreading to other regions including the South of Africa and India, among other regions.
The same Android Marshmallow update has also been pushed to second-generation Samsung Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A5, which were released towards the end of last year. They came in preinstalled with Android Lollipop, but Android Marshmallow recently started showing up on the handsets and similar to the first-generation models, it was also first spotted in European countries of Serbia and Turkey. The spread is still on, with many regions still yet to receive the Marshmallow update on these mid-rangers.
If you are connected to the internet and haven’t seen an OTA notification hit your Galaxy A7 or Galaxy A5, open the Settings>About device>Software updates>Download Updates Manually. This will give you direct access to the installer package if it is ready for downloading in your region. Make sure your phone is at least 50% charged or connected to a power source. As for the internet connection, it is recommended to stick to Wi-Fi since the files are quite large.